Legal Aid of Nebraska

Statewide organization serving all 93 counties from eight office locations in Omaha (HQ), Bancroft, Lincoln, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte, Scottsbluff and Lexington.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Nebraska
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC, LawHelp

For 50 years, Legal Aid of Nebraska has provided dignity, hope, self-sufficiency and justice through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn. The fundamental goal of legal aid services is simple—to provide free legal representation to underprivileged citizens and to cultivate self-sufficiency among their clients.

Legal Aid of Nebraska is a statewide organization and serves all 93 counties. We have 64 employees in eight office locations in Omaha, Bancroft, Lincoln, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte, Scottsbluff and Lexington.



Why doctors are prescribing legal aid for patients in need

Jackie Judd
PBS News Hour
September 2, 2015
Across the country, many medical systems have begun establishing special legal partnerships. Lawyers become allies for disadvantaged patients who need help navigating problems with landlords and insurers.

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Representing Themselves In Court, Some Nebraskans Keep Homelessness At Bay

Bill Kelly
NET News (Nebraska)
February 16, 2016
A new self-help approach at Legal Aid of Nebraska has empowered people to understand and stand up for their legal rights.


For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued

Paul Kiel
ProPublica, Daily Beast
April 28, 2016
Cheap court fees and looser rules make suing over medical debts as small as $60 easy. Every year Nebraska collection agencies file lawsuits by the tens of thousands.

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‘I checked my bank account, and it was zero’: Lincoln student files lawsuit against debt collector

Lori Pilger
Lincoln Journal Star (NE)
September 23, 2016
A Lincoln college student has accused a local debt collection company and its lawyers of violating federal and state collection practices when they went after him over an unpaid $2,800 bill.

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In Nebraska, New Bill Proposes Protections Against Rampant Debt Collection

Paul Kiel
January 24, 2017
Bill seeks to block collectors from cleaning out debtors’ bank accounts over medical debts of a few hundred dollars.


Low-income people: Standing on the front lines of climate change impact

Cheril Lee
Reader (NE)
February 14, 2017
When Milo Mumgaard, Executive Director for Legal Aid of Nebraska, made his way back to the legal aid world a year and a half ago, he had a very specific thought he wanted to pursue.

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